Does India have a space exploration roadmap?

I was invited by Tech2/Firstpost on their science podcast alongside Narayan Prasad to talk about India’s space exploration roadmap, or the lack thereof.

India’s space exploration agenda, original at Tech2.

Listen to the Spacebound podcast on the app of your choice by visiting jatan.space/podcast

Topics discussed include:

  • 02:58 – Interesting destinations to explore in the inner Solar System
  • 07:10 – What makes the Moon so significant for space exploration?
  • 13:03 – Is there a strategy for India’s space science missions?
  • 16:27 – What is India’s interest in exploring Mars?
  • 19:13 – What do we not know about living in space?
  • 26:00 – Why doesn’t India become a part of the International Space Station?
  • 28:56 – Are India’s space missions comparable with China’s?
  • 33:40 – Is India aiming lower than China’s in its space endeavors?
  • 35:17 – Will militarization of space affect space exploration?
  • 37:30 – What’s stopping India from exploring the outer Solar System?

Links related to or mentioned in the discussion:

Narayan Prasad’s podcast – http://www.newspaceindia.com

My ISRO stories – https://jatan.space/tag/isro